Stories

The peculiar history of computers in the Soviet Union

Laura Kurek

The story of why the Soviet Union first labeled the computer as a taboo invention, and later believed it would prove the superiority of the communist system.

The global politics of sex

Maya Wesby

Governed by courts and various social customs, what are some of the international laws and norms regarding sex?

The Lost Children of ISIS

Maya Wesby

The tragedy of child soldiers has existed for as long as war, but their use and exploitation by ISIS is without rival, at least in modern times. War makes victims of children, even those who survive.

How a “damned silly thing” in the Balkans sparked WWI

Atif Jalal Ahmad

While the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand is infamous, the reasons behind the assassination get less attention than they perhaps deserve.